State Police Investigation Reportedly Focuses on Revere Officers

September 28, 2011
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A nebulous State Police investigation into the conduct of two off-duty Revere Police Officers this week is short on certainties and long on postulation.

Late last week, television media outlets in Boston began reporting that the State Police were investigating an allegation brought forth by a woman who said two off-duty Revere Police officers had raped her or engaged in some sort of sexual misconduct.

The two Revere officers, described as veterans, were at the Saugus home of one officer and were, again, off-duty. It reportedly occurred on the weekend of September 17 and 18.

One of the officers was reported to already be on administrative leave due to an unrelated incident.

State Police spokesman Dave Procopio told the Journal that he could neither confirm nor deny that there was any such investigation.

However, Mayor Tom Ambrosino said he is familiar with the investigation and he is awaiting the results.

“I am aware of the investigation,” he said late last week.

Then, on Monday, Ambrosino said he expected a resolution this week, and that the officers could be disciplined despite being off-duty.

“When officers engage in off-duty conduct, they can be the subject of discipline and have been in the past,” he said. “My understanding was they were wrapping up the investigation at the end of last week. I would expect we’ll hear something this week.”

Ambrosino said that he understood the State Police investigation to be focused on one Revere Police officer, and not two of them.

“My understanding is it was an allegation against one officer and did not involve an allegation of rape,” he said. “That was my understanding.”

The names of the officers were not available, and beyond what was said above, there were few other details.

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